Brathwaite still hopeful to take part in IPL 2020
Star West Indies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite who went unsold in 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions, is optimistic about participating in the tournament.
According to Times Now News, the allrounder has recently revealed in an interview that he would take part in the IPL 2020 if not as a player, then in some of the other roles. “Hopefully I will be in IPL in some capacity may be replacement player or in commentary,” Braithwaite said.
Braithwaite who was replaced with Kieron Pollard recently as T20 captain for West Indies got the attention of the franchise teams after hitting Ben Stokes for four sixes in the 2016 T20 World Cup final.
Previously Braithwaite had played for three franchises in the Indian Premier League. He was picked by the Delhi franchise in his debut tournament in 2016 and played the next season too for the same franchise. In 2018, he had moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad before Kolkata Knight Riders picked him for IPL 2019.
Although the Kolkata based franchise bought him for INR 5 crores, he could find himself in the playing in only matches as Andre Russell was the regular all-rounder for the side.
Meanwhile, England allrounder Chris Woakes who was picked by Delhi Capitals has pulled out of the IPL 2020. So there is a possibility that Braithwaite might get picked by the franchise as a replacement for Woakes.